Friday, 2 May we headed to Aix en Provence. Pete, Fi, John and I visited Aix last year and Fi and I really liked it. As we were so close I pushed to go back there. Unfortunately we arrived late in the evening so we just parked up and cooked dinner.
Next morning we headed in and I was thrilled as all of the markets were open in the old town. There is something very special about a French market … I love them. I think it is the combination of the fabulous produce, the French language being used and the animation of the people.
We left there mid afternoon and headed into Marseille to pick Andrew Martin up off the train from Nice. Then we headed to Arles to meet up with Mary Rose and Bruce Ramsden.
It was really, really blowing by the time we got to Arles. We found MR and Bruce at the aire by the river and were having a drink in our van, when we heard a big bang and a crash. Unfortunately John had left the bathroom vent/skylight up and the wind caught it and threw it smashing down the street! Great!!!!!!!!
That evening we headed to a two star Michelin restaurant for dinner. We had a great night and the food was amazing but 15 courses served in very rapid succession nearly killed me!